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James Hewitt: I turned down I'm a Celebrity...

James Hewitt: I turned down I'm a Celebrity...
James Hewitt: I turned down I'm a Celebrity... (Image credit: PA Archive/PA Photos)

James Hewitt claims he has turned down £70,000 to take part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! The polo-playing playboy - shamed for trying to sell his love letter from the late Princess Diana for £10 million - appeared in Channel 4's The Games in 2003, Channel Five's Back To Reality and performed a duet with Rebecca Loos in 2006 on The X Factor: Battle Of The Stars. But Hewitt, who has moved to Marbella, where he opening a bar and club called The Polo House, told The Daily Telegraph: "They keep asking me to do I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! It's good money - £70,000 they've offered - but the club is my priority now." He said: "I see no point in being famous unless you are an MP, an artist, actress or a member of the Royal family. There is a point to being rich, of course, but I'm happy with who I am. I think I am genuinely a good person and I have analysed myself in depth." Get exclusive access to your favourite stars. Subscribe to TV Times magazine (opens in new tab)

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.